TEHRAN (FNA)- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi underlined Iran’s military might and preparedness of the country’s Armed Forces, and said that the US can no more pose any threat to Iran.
“The Americans do not dare to give a dirty look to Iran,” Admiral Fadavi said, addressing the opening ceremony of Iran’s 16th Naval Industries Conference in Bandar Abbas port, Southern Iran, on Tuesday.
He reiterated that the plans and measures put into action by Iran in its defense sector have all been adopted for the sake of defending the country and deterrence purposes, adding that Iran is not at an aggressive power.
Last month, Admiral Fadavi underlined that the IRGC Navy had developed its tactics and strategies to become fully prepared to defend Iran against enemies’ threats.
Admiral Fadavi highlighted the capabilities of the IRGC naval forces in maritime battles, adding that the Islamic Republic of Iran pursued the withdrawal of US forces from the Persian Gulf.
The IRGC is responsible for the security of the Persian Gulf. In 2008, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, former commander of the IRGC and the current military advisor to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, declared that the responsibility for defending the Persian Gulf had been handed over to the IRGC.
He warned that the IRGC would seal the strategic Strait of Hormuz in case the US launches any attack on Iran’s nuclear installations.
Iran’s naval power has even been acknowledged by foes. In a Sep. 11, 2008 report, the Washington Institute for the Near East Policy said that in the two decades since the Iraqi imposed war on Iran, the IRGC has excelled in naval capabilities and is able to wage unique asymmetric warfare against larger naval forces.
According to the report, the IRGC Navy has been transformed into a highly motivated, well-equipped, and well-financed force and is effectively in control of the world’s oil lifeline, the Strait of Hormuz.
The study says that if Washington takes military action against the Iran, the scale of the country’s response would likely be proportional to the scale of the damage inflicted on the Iranian assets.
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